African-American Soldiers of the Pacific War – Intermission Story (16) — Pacific Paratrooper

MacArthur was one of the few theater commanders who welcomed black troops into his command. However, “colored” units in the Pacific were almost never employed in a combat role. One exception was 93rd Division. Despite the skepticism of many senior commanders, the division had performed satisfactorily in training and in the Texas-Louisiana maneuvers of 1943. The 93 Division was ordered to Hawaii in December 1943 […]

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Micro-Poetry: Breathless — Urban Poetry

A Micro-Poetry, “Breathless.” After all this time, after all the mountains we have climbed, after all the raindrops we have spilled, you still leave me breathless. Goosebumps rise at your breath upon my neck and your whisper of “I Love You.”

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Women and Computers in WWII – Intermission Story (22) — Pacific Paratrooper

Before the invention of electronic computers, “computer” was a job description, not a machine. Both men and women were employed as computers, but women were more prominent in the field. This was a matter of practicality more than equality. Women were hired because there was a large pool of women with training in mathematics, […]

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FilmGrab — Discover

Are you a movie and/or photography buff? At FilmGrab, cinephile Donnacha is building “a growing archive of stills from the best films ever.”

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Jazz Alive Member Page

 

 

 

http://www.jazzalive.info/profile/LanceWenceslao

Home Page-About Jazz Alive

Jazz Alive is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the uniquely American music art form of jazz and its practitioners. Our mission is to bring greater appreciation and understanding of jazz from the bebop era to present day. Jazz Alive was founded by 3 jazz musicians who are graduates of University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music (CCM), namely Gordon Brisker, Joseph Gaudio, and Donald Carr. One of the original founding members is also Cincinnati native and jazz bassist Jim Anderson.

To read more about Jazz Alive, please visit the about Jazz Alive page

In her own words: Mercedes Nicoll’s fight against depression — Team Canada – Official 2018 Olympic Team Website

I’m not afraid to say that I suffer from depression. I share my story because it’s okay to talk about…

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The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books — Discover

In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

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